Ashiatsu now in KC!

Contact:Kip Ludwigs
Phone: 816.868.1684
e-mail:                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Deep tissue clients report that this bare foot technique provides the kind of pressure for which they’ve been searching.

Beginning November 2 2009, Solaris Massage at 2020 Washington KCMO 64108 in the Crossroads district becomes Kansas City’s first and only provider of Ashiatsu. This very unique  form of barefoot deep tissue massage which looks a bit like acrobatics from the sidelines provides a very different kind of massage.  For $90 clients can try a 90 minute session of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.  This technique is perfect for athletic clients who prefer deep work.  The therapist (Kip Ludwigs, owner of Solaris Massage) uses bars on the ceiling for support and uses her feet to apply deep compression strokes of large muscle groups.  Using feet has several advantages over hands, including: double the available pressure, greater surface area, longer, more fluid movements across larger sections of the body.

Ashiatsu photos at Solaris Massage

“Clients report that although the pressure is greater than when I use my hands, it is more soothing and purposeful because my foot also covers a larger surface area” says Kip Ludwigs.  “When I find areas of dense tension, I can flex my foot and apply more direct pressure with my heel.  More than one client has referred to this deeper pressure as ‘the jam’, and many of them are now booking only Ashiatsu sessions because they like it so much”

Solaris is the first to offer this massage technique in Kansas City.  Ashiatsu is available 7am- 7pm Monday through Saturday at 2020 Washington KCMO 64108.  For more information on Solaris Massage or to book an appointment please visit

Since 2004 Solaris Massage has been helping Kansas City optimize health by providing therapeutic massage by licensed professionals in an affordable down to earth setting.

For more information about Ashiatsu or to schedule an interview please contact Kip at 816.868.1684 or

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